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Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:58

I love that Lisa-  I bought a new hellebore 'by accident'....

You really meant to get bread and milk didn't you? 

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:56

Some of your 'southern' heatwave would be nice right now. Had to double up on pegs on the washing in case I had to hunt for daughter's school uniform down the next road...

It's just a tad windy here and it ain't an overly warm one! 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:53

Think it's crocuses Panda- but  as long as we know what we mean, it doesn't make any difference! 

Osten as in Scandinavian-y rather than 'Jane' lily....

I'm in a silly mood tonight 

Leftover chicken for me tonight, but can't be bothered doing anything with it. I feel a sandwich coming on...

can you prune rose now with new leaf growth?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:45

I'd say - if it ain't broke Louise...

I'm sure other, far more knowledgeable people here will be able to advise if that's wrong though, because  I'm no expert on roses! 

Small garden idea

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:38

 The bed must be south west/west facing so it should get reasonable sun from early afternoon onwards. For a bit of structure, if Lavender's happy there, Hebes will be too. There are loads of different varieties and sizes but they're evergreen and most have flowers which attract bees. Palest pink/lilacs through to pink/ purple for the flowers. Easy to obtain. If you like that sort of colour, there will be lots of perennials which will grow well to accompany them - hardy Geraniums and Phlox  to name a couple. If you're allowed to use the fence, you could put a few wires on it and get some Clematis in to cover it. Hundreds to choose from, but readily available everywhere and you could have a couple of different ones to give you colour from now till autumn. I take it you may want to sit nearby so scent might be important. You could use a climbing Rose in place of a Clematis or pop some sweet peas in which are very easy. Straight into the ground at this time of year, or you can buy as small plants. They're annuals so you need to sow or plant every year.  Lots of colours to suit your own taste. Everything I've suggested would be easy to find in any GC, Nursery or diy outlet.

Hope that gives you a few ideas to start off with 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:06

Have you tried covering with wire mesh when you plant them fidget?

Or did you mean once they're out of the ground rather than bulbs?

Lots of mine have opened. They're meant to be Cream Beauty and Snow Bunting but the SBs look very white compared to the pix I've seen. Oh well - may have to move them to the beds with purples and whites etc. If I can be bothered... 

Nice tasting herbs

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:55

Yes - philippa's right - basil's really the only one that would be happy indoors long term.


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:53

Dove - I don't believe that about candles - I think you're taking the pith...

They grow everywhere up here. Lots of wet ground.  Easy to pull out though wpp. 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 11:03

MrsG - Doesn't sound promising 

Where are they sited - soil,aspect etc?


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 10:32

I have to admit  - I don't like rhodies   It was here when I moved in last year and I can't be bothered taking it out! I suppose I've reacted against the standard 'Scottish' garden which is full of those sorts of plants, everyone uses the same things instead of trying something different.  I don't like being a sheep...or a lemming 

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